Skills International (SKILLS) Consultancy & Projects Division

SKILLS is a key regional player in Consultancy & Research with a wide array of service offers.

Incorporated in 2003, SKILLS works with a large pool of sector specialists who can be drawn for a variety of assignments, related to its key focus areas. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, it has a well established representative office in Pakistan as well, with a branch in Karachi that can support & manage activities there. 

Key focus areas of SKILLS:

  • Infrastructure development sector
    Feasibility Studies, Environmental Impact Assessments, Social Impact Assessments, Resettlement Action Plans
  • TVET Sector
    Infrastructure & equipment planning, layout planning, training of trainers (TOT), development of teaching material
  • M&E / Impact Evaluation Surveys
    Development, Social & Educational sectors
  • Training / Institutional capacity building
    Development & Delivery
  • Preparation of specifications for machines, equipment, tools and materials needed for training in specific fields in the TVET sector
  • Labor Market Survey in Tourism, Information Technology/Business Processing out source and construction industry – Funding by ADB in association with Cambridge Education of Mott Mac Donald of UK

SKILLS serves a wide range of local & regional clients in the areas listed above and is recognized for its quality, efficiency, relevance & comprehensiveness. Persistently working towards continuous improvement & stretching its potential, SKILLS has successfully developed models & tools that identify clients’ specific needs with solutions that are flexible, efficient and effective.

Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Sector

In providing services in the TVET sector, SKILLS has consistently strived to impart standards & programs that meet international recognition, as well as lead to employable skills.

Services include: vocational education training plans, facility layout planning, equipment planning, advice on recruitments, training of trainers, supervision of training, development of teaching/training material, design of assessments etc.

Amongst clients who have sought services from the above suite include: Technical & Vocational Education Commission-TVEC (SL), University of Visual & Performing Arts (SL), Amantech (PK), TEVTA-Punjab (PK), Zahira College Vocational Training Institute (SL), UNDP (SL), ICTA (SL)

Infrastructure Development Sector

SKILLS ensures that they utilize the best expertise in the country recognized for their experience and track record to guarantee solutions that are professional and relevant.

Services include: Feasibility Studies, Environmental Impact Assessments, Social Impact Assessments, Resettlement Action Plans, etc – covering subjects such as; roads, railway lines, oil pipelines, industrial parks, investment promotion zones, IT & special educational enclaves.

Amongst clients who have sought services from the above suite include: China Harbour Engineering Corp, SMEC of Australia, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Road Development Authority.

M&E / Impact Evaluation Surveys

SKILLS deploys well trained survey staff who are well versed in survey standards, techniques, data gathering and analysis who will be deployed under sector experts of project subjects.

Services include: Quantitative Surveys carried out through measureable indicators; Qualitative Surveys conducted to cover impacts of development initiatives, programs aimed at livelihood development & social upliftment; Needs Assessments

Amongst clients who have sought services from the above suite include: Several World Bank funded projects coming under the purview of the Ministry of Education (SL) & ICTA (SL); Technical Education Development Project under ADB funding, World Vision, TVEC (SL)

Training / Institutional Capacity Building

SKILLS’ forte in training is extended to numerous institutions in a variety of disciplines aimed at competence & skills development to achieve institutional goals & optimum results.

Services include: Needs assessment, development of customized capacity building training plans, mobilization of right resources to deliver programs, program implementation, evaluation of delivered programs, preparation of training reports

Amongst clients who have sought services from the above suite include: Ministry of Skills Development & Youth Affairs (SL) under ADB funding, Ministry of Health, NABDP (AF) funded by the UNDP, CARD-F (AF) funded by DFID

Developing Teaching Learning Resource (TLR) Material for International qualifications

SKILLS College of Technology (SCOT) has developed several TLRs for a large number of City & Guilds Qualifications, which are used to support similar training in Sri Lanka and overseas

 

Increasing and Improving Information Access to Society

Under a World Bank funded project, SKILLS designed and implemented a web based Library Management System for the Department of Census & Statistics (DCS) of Sri Lanka

  • Improved the efficiency of the Library
  • Automated the functions of the Library

Due to its success, it is now being replicated at the Ocean University of Sri Lanka.

 

Skills Library Automation Solutions (SLAS)

SKILLS LIBRARY AUTOMATION SOLUTION (SLAS) is a fully web based solution using open source software that gives flexibility to the users. An expert panel of Library Automation Professionals has developed SLAS to effectively use and customize the web based library system. These professionals have had the best experience in Sri Lanka in using Open Source Software to develop ideal & flexible solutions for Library Management Needs. It is a complete Library Management & Information solution that enables information providers, information managers, resource managers & library staff to manage & disseminate information available in various kinds of resources; CDs, Books.

 

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Working with ICTA to promote English & IT

Skills International was engaged by ICTA to build capacity amongst Nenasala Operators & Owners to implement the “English e-Learning-Learn English for Nenasala” program developed by ICTA. The project was implemented in the Northern & Eastern Province of Sri Lanka covering over 80 Nenasalas.

 

An interactive e-learning and evaluation system “Learn English” for a multi-skill level English teaching curriculum, including lessons, exercises, drills, and tests for use by learners of English as a second language developed by ICTA. The system consists of animated multimedia learning elements, video and audio with minimal text usage. It can be used independently for self learning or with a teacher’s guidance for blended learning. The content has been contextualized to the local culture and local situations and uses rich video based learning methods. Lessons are in line with the GCE Advanced Level General English syllabus and are highly suited to all young adults.

CLIENTS OF SKILLS INTERNATIONAL

ISO 9001:2008

SKILLS Consultancy was awarded ISO 9001:2008 in the year 2014, by compliance with the Quality Management System of ISO 9001:2008.

With the Quality Management System, SKILLS Consultancy expects to deliver timely, accurate and cost effective solutions to our National and International clients.